Swimming at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metre freestyle

The final of the women's 800 metre freestyle event for the 1976 Summer Olympics was held on July 25, 1976, in Montreal, after the preliminary heats on July 24, 1976.[1]

Women's 800 metre freestyle
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Petra Thümer  East Germany
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Shirley Babashoff  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Wendy Weinberg  United States
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ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Nicole Kramer   United States 8:46.81 Q, OR
2 Shannon Smith   Canada 8:52.66 Q
3 Lisa Geary   Canada 8:56.49
4 Allison Calder   New Zealand 8:57.24
5 Carine Verbauwen   Belgium 8:57.31
6 Laura Bortolotti   Italy 9:00.16

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Petra Thümer   East Germany 8:46.58 Q, OR
2 Regina Jäger   East Germany 8:49.19 Q
3 Wendy Weinberg   United States 8:49.78 Q
4 Wendy Quirk   Canada 8:53.93
5 Eleonora Pandini   Italy 9:12.47
6 Fernanda Pérez   Colombia 9:36.10
- Maria Guimarães   Brazil - DQ

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Shirley Babashoff   United States 8:47.74 Q
2 Jenny Turrall   Australia 8:51.41 Q
3 Rosemary Milgate   Australia 8:53.65 Q
4 Annelies Maas   Netherlands 8:57.38
5 Tracey Wickham   Australia 9:01.93
6 Antonia Real   Spain 9:07.24
7 Diana Hatler   Puerto Rico 9:43.51

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Petra Thümer   East Germany 8:37.14 WR
  Shirley Babashoff   United States 8:37.59
  Wendy Weinberg   United States 8:42.60
4 Rosemary Milgate   Australia 8:47.21
5 Nicole Kramer   United States 8:47.33
6 Shannon Smith   Canada 8:48.15
7 Regina Jäger   East Germany 8:50.40
8 Jenny Turrall   Australia 8:52.88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's 800 metres Freestyle". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 December 2016.